We’re off for the holiday season, as usual, and will return on January 11th, 2016 with all-new updates and animation goodness! Ferdinand and I both wish you the merriest of holiday seasons and tremendous joy as 2015 draws to a close. Thanks for your support this past year, and here’s to a great new one as the calendar rolls over!
November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. I had the opportunity to participate this year, and complete the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. What common themes can we learn from the challenge to apply to our animation work? Read on to find out!
It’s giveaway time again, and we’ve got a copy of Dreamwork’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD combo pack!
Full disclosure, this post is a shameless self-promotion. Not going to lie. But it’s also (hopefully) useful as well! Today I had the joy of launching my first book, and it just so happens to be on creativity. Though creativity isn’t one of the official 12 Principles of Animation, it should definitely be the honorary 13th.
Creativity is, unfortunately, something our industry is missing a lot of much of the time. We get a unique new film now and then, but it’s quickly followed with sequel after sequel. Hey, I get it, animation is a business. But it should be a creative business.
Having been written by an animator, there are a lot of animation-related stories and quips. It’s a book suited to any style of creativity, though, and if you’d like to hear more about it you can do so right here! It’s currently on a pay-what-you-want model as well, so check it out. Thanks for letting me share. 🙂
If you leave a bicycle out in the rain and never ride it, it’s going to rust and become near unusable. Guess what? Animation is the same way. While you may not leave your skill set “out in the rain,” the truth is if you don’t use it, you’re going to lose it. So what can be done?